(Closed) Any Bees been to Santorini, Greece (Destination Wedding or Honeywmoon)

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

look under honeymoons- I remember a bee posting about her awesome trip with suggestions. 

I adore thira and would go again in a heart beat.  Stay in the main village, its worthe the extra few drachma.

Learn some basic words- pleas, thank you, water, any allergies ( ni feta for me was no cheese).  the locals so appreciate tourists trying the language- unlike many countries n’est pa?

Try and be a visitor and not a tourist- things dont always work there, power goes out, bathrooms are not state of the art. just roll with it and make great memories.

Find on netflix–  shirley valentine, summer lovers, and mama mia- turn off the volume and just watch for visual. Oh and buy some ouzo and retsina to drink while watching. and OPA!!!!!

ps- if you have room in your luggage can I come to;)

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I have been there on vacation before, it’s beautiful but keep in mind that it’s a small island, I know our family would have a problem with language barrier, travel (air then boat), entertainment, etc.  If you fam is cool with an adventure then you’re set!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve been there and I LOVED it.

I had no problem with any language barrier. The owners of our hostel spoke English and the waiters at every restuarant we went to spoke English. 

The scenery and food are FANTASTIC (our hostel rented us ATVs to ride around the island) and the people are incredible. They are so kind… we didn’t meet a single person that wasn’t friendly. You should keep in mind though that the island is small and doens’t have many modern conviences…. you also have to be prepared to get there. Like sassypants said, its air then boat. Totally worth it though. I cannot wait to go back to Santorini! It was my favorite place in Europe.

Below are some of my personal photos

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve been and also loved it.  It was a stop on a cruise I was doing.  The island was very pretty.  We also took a boat out to a dormant volcano and climbed it.  That was fun!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@xx_ambyrr_xx:  There was both available.  We went with the cruise ship, but the same tours were offered when we docked and came onto the island.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The ferry ride was about 7 hours… its a long but comfortable ride. You can buy food on the boat and we just read, played cards, and watched Greek television the whole time. When we arrived a van from our hostel came and picked us up to take up into the heart of the island.

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